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Professor, Holder of the Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy - Quebec, Canada

Last Updated:
February 07, 2017

Department: Rehabilitation
Faculty: Medicine

Located in a privileged living environment in the heart of Quebec City, Université Laval is a large comprehensive university known for its culture of excellence in teaching and research. Since its inception in 1997, the Department of Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Medicine has grown steadily. Today it comprises more than 90 regular teachers, including 43 University career professors. It welcomes annually 900 students in its professional programs (occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physiotherapy) and in research. Members of the Department of Rehabilitation are known for their scientific advances in the rehabilitation sciences, their innovative pedagogical practices and their social engagement.

The Department of Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval and the Management Committee of the Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy call for applications to fill the position of Holder of the Research Chair. This competition is open to researchers with an excellent research dossier who have international recognition for their achievements (or who are well on their way). Preference will be given to candidates with a record of innovative research in cerebral palsy but a research production of equivalent quality in the more general field of physical impairments of children will be considered.
A tenure track position (assistant, associate or full professor) corresponding to academic achievements at the time of recruitment will be offered to the chosen candidate. The Research Chair is fully endowed. The nomination of the candidate as Holder of the Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy is for an initial mandate of 5 years, renewable.
The following tasks and responsibilities are associated with this position:
o Independent research focused on cerebral palsy;
o Teaching in one or more academic programs governed by the Department of Rehabilitation;
o Teaching in graduate programs (MSc and PhD) under the aegis of other Departments;
o Direction/supervision of students at all University levels (tutoring, supervisor of doctoral theses, of research reports and end of professional master’s program projects) and post-doctoral research fellows;
o Participation in committees and other responsibilities (educational and administrative) of the Department of Rehabilitation.

The candidate sought to fill the position of Holder of the Université Laval Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy is a researcher with an outstanding research career path or who has the potential judged to become outstanding. The person must:
• Hold a PhD in the field of and / or related to rehabilitation;
• Have a research record of innovative research that has had a significant impact in the field of cerebral palsy or in physical impairments of children, as mentioned above;
• Be able to communicate and to teach in the French language; Université Laval, has a francization program that supports the learning of the French language by new professors and allows them to gradually acquire the skills needed for the performance of their duties.
Furthermore, preference will be given to candidates who:
• Are recognized leaders in cerebral palsy research;
• Have demonstrated their capacity to recruit and supervise graduate students;
• Propose a high quality research program that is focused on cerebral palsy and has a strong impact potential;
• Have a remarkable research funding and publication record;
• Have an academic achievement dossier strong enough to obtain or have obtained a salary award from the CIHR or the FRQ-S;
• Demonstrate a significant potential to contribute to the field of rehabilitation.

The salary is determined by the collective agreement in force.

To learn more about the teaching and research activities of the Department of Rehabilitation and its professors, candidates are invited to consult the Department's Internet site at the following address:

Deadline for receipt of applications: March 31, 2017
Date of entry into service: September 1, 2017
Candidatures will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Those interested should forward their curriculum vitae, a copy of their two most pertinent publications, a letter providing details on their research experience, their future research interests and their potential contributions to the field of rehabilitation as well as the name of three persons willing to provide a recommendation, at the latest March 31, 2017.

The candidate’s dossier must be sent by mail or by e-mail to:
Dr Hélène Moffet, Director
Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
1050, avenue de la Médecine, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Telephone: 418 656-2131 ext 5588; Fax: 418-656-5476

« Université Laval values diversity and invites all qualified persons to present their candidature, in particular women, members of ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Priority will, however, be given to Canadian citizens or persons with permanent resident status. »

Contact Name: Helene Moffet
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